Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018 - 3 pm - Performance Court, New Concord, Ohio
Saturday's Contest: The No. 10-ranked Ohio Northern women's basketball team will travel to New Concord on Saturday afternoon to take on Ohio Athletic Conference-foe Muskingum at 3 pm ... The Polar Bears are currently riding a 13-game winning streak, including a thrilling 61-55 overtime victory over Baldwin Wallace on Wednesday evening ... Senior Amy Bullimore and junior Jenna Dirksen led the charge offensively for the Polar Bears ... Bullimore led the way with her sixth consecutive double-double, scoring a game-best 22 points and grabbing a game-high 13 rebounds ... The senior now ranks fourth all-time on ONU's all-time scoring list with 1,220 points and is 22 points shy of tying Morgan Dumbaugh for the most points scored in Polar Bear history ... Bullimore also climbed within 39 rebounds of becoming Northern's all-time leading rebounder ... Dirksen scored 16 points for Northern and added three rebounds, two assists and two steals, while senior Lindsey Black tallied 12 points for ONU ... Bullimore currently leads the team and ranks second in the OAC in both points per game (16.3) and rebounds per contest (10.3) ... The senior also leads the league and is toed for 32nd nationally with 30 blocks ... Dirksen currently ranks second on the team with 9.7 points per contest, while Black is third with 8.9 ppg ... Senior Alexis Kirkbride currently leads the team and ranks third in the OAC, shooting .429 from 3-point range ... Dirksen's 46 assists currently leads the team and ranks fourth in the OAC ... As a team, Northern ranks ninth nationally, allowing only 48.4 points per contest ... Muskingum enters the contest on a 4-game losing skid ... The Muskies are led by senior Olivia Besancon's 17.3 points per contest, which currently leads the OAC ... Senior Alexandra Carson currently ranks second on the team with 12.1 points per game ... Senior Stephanie Clark and junior Dana Parkman currently rank 1-2 on the team and 4-5 in the OAC with 8.3 and 8.1 rebounds per game, respectively ... Clark also leads the team and ranks third in the OAC with 22 blocks, while senior Caitlyn Smith and Carson rank 1-2 on the team and 3-5 in the OAC with 23 and 22 steals, respectively.
Ohio Northern Probable Starters:
G - #10 Lindsey Black, Sr. (8.9 ppg, 29 assists)
G - #20 Courtney Cramer, Sr. (6.4 ppg, 13 3PT FG)
G - #31 Jenna Dirksen, So. (9.7 ppg, 46 assists)
F - #33 Tori Wyss, Jr. (3.2 ppg, 5.6 rpg)
F - #44 Amy Bullimore, Sr. (16.3 ppg, 10.3 rpg)
ONU Statistical Leaders
All-Time Series: Northern owns a 42-39 lead in the all-time series between the two schools ... Northern has won 13 straight in the series, dating back to 2011 and has swept the season series in each of the last six seasons.
ONU head coach Michele Durand: Durand is in her 16th season at ONU with a 287-159 record, a winning percentage of .643 ... She became ONU's all-time winningest head coach on 11/21/17 in a victory over St. Mary's (Ind.).